I am an avid NBA fan. I have 4 seats on the 3rd row for the Utah Jazz games. My wife is an even bigger fan. She almost never misses a game and always knows the stats of all the players and other teams we play. Its one of those things I do with my wife that is actually a “MAN” thing to do I am not saying that I don’t like to watch “The Bachelor” with my wife (Ok, I hate it and want to jab an icepick into my head when I watch it with her), its just not as good as a Jazz game.
I have to comment on something really quick just to make sure I am not off base. Every game they bring out someone new to sing the National Anthem. They have a giant flag hanging in one corner of the building and when it starts everyone in the arena turns, puts their hands over their heart, and looks at the flag out of respect for the enormous sacrifice others have made to put our country where it is today. Everyone does this except 90% of the NBA players. The 10% that do put their hand over their hearts are usually the older ones (Just an observation).
Now maybe there is some reason they don’t do this and not all players are American citizens as a decent amount of players are foreign Nationals, but to me this is the height of disrespect. If you are an American citizen then you damn well should show some respect for our flag and country. If 25,000 people coming to watch you play basketball show respect at every game then the players can and should as well. If I am wrong please tell me where? It makes me angry!
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